A CELEBRATION of spring through music and colour proved to be a very memorable day out for lots of families.

Families came together to celebrate Holi Dhamaka, a Hindu spring festival that sees people covered in colourful powders for the day, at Slough Cricket Club, in Upton Court Road, on Sunday.

About 150 people attended the event which offered a children’s painting competition and saw wonderful drawings based around Holi and peace in the world, as well as an array of Indian food, and of course, lots of fun-filled powder-throwing with Bollywood music playing throughout the day.

Parthiv Kumarswami, organiser of the event which was run by Lions Club of Edgware – a fundraising organisation, said: “Because I live in Slough near the cricket ground I thought I’d organise something here.

“It was a lot of fun and there’s already demand for the event next year.

“Holi is all about welcoming the spring. It’s an ancient tradition of India. It’s all about fun and enjoyment.”

The idea is that guest arrive in very plain clothes – usually white – and leave covered in colour.

He added: “The colourful powder is in the air, on your clothes and people start to look very colourful.”

“It was a fantastic and memorable day.”

The event raised a brilliant £250 which will go towards children’s charities.